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  • The Man Who Protects America From Terrorism

    03/26/2004 7:11:04 AM PST · by petitfour · 17 replies · 513+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 1, 1999 | TIM WEINER
    WASHINGTON -- Richard Clarke is the White House terrorism czar. His stock in trade is the stuff of techno-thrillers -- biological bombs in the Wall Street subway, chemical clouds of death in the Pentagon parking lot, cyberwar attacks crippling the nation's computers. Pale as skim milk, his once-red hair gone white at 48, he works long days and nights in Oliver North's old office at the National Security Council, keeping a profile so low that almost no one outside his top-secret world knows he exists. As chairman of the government's chief counterterrorism group for the past seven years, he has...
  • Avoiding attacking suspected terrorist mastermind (Zarqawi: NBC blames Bush)

    03/02/2004 4:15:20 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 42 replies · 190+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/2/04 | Jim Miklaszewski
    Avoiding attacking terrorist mastermind ...But NBC News has learned that long before the war the Bush administration had several chances to wipe out his terrorist operation and perhaps kill Zarqawi himself — but never pulled the trigger. In June 2002, U.S. officials say intelligence had revealed that Zarqawi and members of al-Qaida had set up a weapons lab at Kirma, in northern Iraq, producing deadly ricin and cyanide. The Pentagon quickly drafted plans to attack the camp with cruise missiles and airstrikes and sent it to the White House, where, according to U.S. government sources, the plan was debated to...
  • Clinton NSC attacks Miniter

    09/22/2003 11:31:46 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 216+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | By Roger Cressey and Gayle Smith
    <p>First, Mr. Miniter recycles old, false Sudanese claims that the Clinton White House declined access to Sudan's intelligence files on al Qaeda and that an unnamed CIA official declined an offer from Sudan in 1996 to turn Osama bin Laden over to the United States.</p>
  • Addressing the Unthinkable, U.S. Revives Study of Fallout

    03/18/2004 7:30:07 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 197+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 03/19/04 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    To cope with the possibility that terrorists might someday detonate a nuclear bomb on American soil, the federal government is reviving a scientific art that was lost after the cold war: fallout analysis. The goal, officials and weapons experts both inside and outside the government say, is to figure out quickly who exploded such a bomb and where the nuclear material came from. That would clarify the options for striking back. Officials also hope that if terrorists know a bomb can be traced, they will be less likely to try to use one.In a secretive effort that began five years...
  • Clinton and his Clintonistas

    03/23/2003 3:17:04 PM PST · by Jean S · 40 replies · 3,402+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 3/23/03 | Dateline D.C.
    <p>WASHINGTON - It was both an auspicious and ominous way to begin the week: Auspicious because of President George Bush's resolute demand that Saddam Hussein and his sons leave Iraq. There were also ominous noises from his predecessor in the White House, Bill Clinton, who bared not only his antagonism to the president but his horror at envisioning a strong America.</p>
  • White House Sends Official to Baghdad

    03/13/2004 12:58:14 PM PST · by Jean S · 172+ views
    AP ^ | 3/13/04 | Deb Riechmann
    WASHINGTON (AP) - With less than four months before a deadline to transfer Iraqi sovereignty to the people, the Bush administration has dispatched a senior White House official to Baghdad to help form an interim government - action that's needed before any handoff of power. In Baghdad, coalition spokesman Dan Senor identified the official as Robert Blackwill, deputy national security adviser for strategic planning at the National Security Council staff. Senor says Blackwill visits Iraq every four to six weeks. This time, Blackwill is working to resolve problems some Shiite members of the Iraqi Governing Council have with the interim...
  • Papers Pertaining to Kissinger's Work Under Kennedy Declassified

    03/01/2004 7:30:08 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 1 replies · 160+ views
    AP ^ | 3-1-04
    BOSTON (AP) - The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is making available papers pertaining to Henry Kissinger's work as a consultant to the National Security Council during the Kennedy administration. Kissinger, who later served in the Nixon and Ford administrations as secretary of state and assistant for national security affairs, was appointed a part-time consultant to Kennedy in 1961, a job he performed while continuing to work as a professor at Harvard. The files have been declassified and are now available to scholars, journalists and members of the public. The Kennedy Library said the papers include handwritten notes on White...
  • Bush Blasts 'Revisionist Historians' on Iraq

    06/16/2003 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Jean S · 4 replies · 230+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 6/16/03 | Randall Mikkelsen
    ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites) countered those questioning his justification for the invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) on Monday, dismissing "revisionist historians" and saying Washington acted to counter a persistent threat. "Now there are some who would like to rewrite history; revisionist historians is what I like to call them," Bush said in a speech to New Jersey business leaders. Referring to the ousted Iraqi president, Bush said, "Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was a threat to America and the free world in '91, in '98, in 2003. He continually ignored the...
  • Diplomatic Missteps (State Department Promotes Gay Agenda Abroad)

    01/06/2004 1:26:37 PM PST · by Turin_Turambar · 14 replies · 212+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 01/06/04 | Kerri Houston
    Diplomatic Missteps The State Department works for the American Left in Macedonia. It is a beautiful country to be sure, but the small Balkan nation of Macedonia has some big problems. As it works to satisfy cumbersome requirements for integrating into NATO and the EU, Macedonia continues to experience high unemployment and a staggering trade deficit. It has fallen victim to the eastern European criminal network active in trafficking women and children into prostitution. Both its majority and minority political parties are trying to balance national unity with ethnic recognition. It is a ticking time bomb for ethnic violence that...
  • Clinton NSC Attacks "Losing bin Laden" Author

    09/23/2003 11:48:00 AM PDT · by PattonTime · 129 replies · 918+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2003 | Roger Cressey and Gayle Smith, Clinton NSC
    <p>First, Mr. Miniter recycles old, false Sudanese claims that the Clinton White House declined access to Sudan's intelligence files on al Qaeda and that an unnamed CIA official declined an offer from Sudan in 1996 to turn Osama bin Laden over to the United States.</p>
  • The National Archives Opens Additional National Security Council Files Relating to Nixon Presidency

    07/14/2003 12:43:40 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 182+ views
    The National Archives Opens Additional National Security Council Files Relating to the Nixon Presidency 7/14/03 2:33:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: National Archives Public Affairs, 301-837-1700 COLLEGE Park, Md., July 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Archives and Records Administration has announced that it will open approximately 180,000 pages of materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials Project on Thursday, July 17 beginning at 9 a.m. in Conference Room D at the National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Md. These newly declassified documents are from the National Security Council (NSC) Institutional Files. These records were...
  • What intelligence community needs

    07/02/2003 11:01:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 224+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2003 | By Porcher L. Taylor III
    <p>In order to depoliticize any claim that any U.S. president would ever take military action &#8212; especially one involving tactical nuclear weapons &#8212; based on politically predetermined intelligence, Congress needs to legislate and fund with a small budget what I'm calling the Contrarian Threat Assessment Directorate.</p>
  • Former Aide Takes Aim at War on Terror

    06/16/2003 5:02:31 PM PDT · by Solson · 21 replies · 287+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/16/03 | By Laura Blumenfeld
    Five days before the war began in Iraq, as President Bush prepared to raise the terrorism threat level to orange, a top White House counterterrorism adviser unlocked the steel door to his office, an intelligence vault secured by an electronic keypad, a combination lock and an alarm. He sat down and turned to his inbox. "Things were dicey," said Rand Beers, recalling the stack of classified reports about plots to shoot, bomb, burn and poison Americans. He stared at the color-coded threats for five minutes. Then he called his wife: I'm quitting.
  • Top White House anti-terror boss resigns

    03/19/2003 5:47:20 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 275+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The top National Security Council official in the war on terror resigned this week for what a NSC spokesman said were personal reasons, but intelligence sources say the move reflects concern that the looming war with Iraq is hurting the fight against terrorism. Rand Beers would not comment for this article, but he and several sources close to him are emphatic that the resignation was not a protest against an invasion of Iraq. But the same sources, and other current and former intelligence officials, described a broad consensus in the anti-terrorism and intelligence community...
  • US postpones visit by Israeli loan guarantee delegation

    02/11/2003 1:42:26 PM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Globes ^ | 11 February 2003 | Ran Dagoni
    US postpones visit by Israeli loan guarantee delegation The delegation was scheduled to hold the almost final round of talks on Israel request for military aid grants and loan guarantees. Ran Dagoni, Washington 11 Feb 03 13:30Thursday’s planned Washington trip by an Israeli delegation to discuss US special aid has been postponed for several days, for “technical reasons relating to the coordination of the Americans’ timetable.” Minister for Economic Affairs at the Israel Embassy in Washington Boaz Raday said, “A new date will be scheduled soon.” The original date was arranged with the US National Security Council, with the participation...
  • Web magazine publishes, retracts Slammer worm hoax story

    02/06/2003 10:03:07 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 266+ views
    Associated Press | February 6, 2002 | JIM KRANE
    Web magazine publishes, retracts virus hoax story NEW YORK (AP) - In a bizarre case of one journalist deceiving another, an Internet news site published -- then embarrassingly retracted -- a story that claimed a radical Islamic group was behind a virus-like attack that clogged the Internet. The Web site of Computerworld magazine published on Wednesday an article penned by journalist Dan Verton that he based on an e-mail interview with a person he identified as "Abu Mujahid," a member of Pakistan-based Harkat-ul-Mujahadeen. Verton wrote that "Mujahid" claimed the group, believed linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, had...
  • Wargame: Iraq (MSNBC's simulation of a National Security Council Meeting on Iraq)

    11/26/2002 8:15:02 AM PST · by finnman69 · 11 replies · 270+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/25/02
    Monday, Nov. 25, 10 p.m. ET Go inside the highest levels of the U.S. government as it prepares for a possible war with Saddam Hussein Secaucus, NJ, Nov. 18 — In a unique special event, MSNBC presents “Wargame: Iraq,” a look at how President George Bush and his top advisors might decide to attack Iraq. “Wargame: Iraq,” airing Monday, Nov. 25, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET, is an intense, dramatic look at simulated meetings of the National Security Council, enacted by veterans of past administrations and experts in foreign policy, as they decide the parameters for going to war. NBC NEWS...
  • Panama Sullies U.S. Group Over Canal

    05/06/2002 1:49:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 305+ views ^ | May 4, 2002 | G. Russell Evans, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
    It was bound to happen, sooner or later – threats and lawsuits against the nonprofit, Washington-based National Security Center (NSC) for boldly going into the lion's den and telling the truth – in this case, into the Republic of Panama, jealously coveting its precious new treasure, the Panama Canal, and extremely sensitive to any hint of perceived threat. Exposing the truth is how the NSC operates, and now they've hit pay dirt after all these years and deserve high praise for such courage and perseverance.Panama Wants Blood The president of Panama, Mireya Moscoso, and her foreign minister, Jose Miguel Aleman,...